Entry Level Landscape Architect

OvS is seeking a qualified, entry-level candidate to join its Capitol Hill office in Washington, DC. The firm’s widely diversified mix of clients includes public agencies, institutions, businesses, and residences.


  • Prepare drawing sets and presentation packages;
  • Conduct research and prepare construction details;
  • Carry out technical and administrative assignments: tabulations, cost estimates, etc;
  • Participate in project and team meetings;
  • Carry out special projects and assignments.


  • BLA or MLA from a four-year college or university.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer-aided drawing programs required. Experience with Land F/X and Revit is preferred;
  • Demonstrated proficiency in presentation graphics programs, such as Sketch-Up and the Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop);
  • Demonstrated proficiency in conceptual design;
  • Proficiency in hand-drawing and rendering;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of planting design;
  • Excellent written and graphic communication skills;
  • Ability to follow direction and work in a team environment;
  • Proficiency in reading, analyzing, and interpreting professional journals, technical procedures, and governmental regulations;
  • Prior completion of an internship at a design firm is a plus;
  • Involvement in professional organizations is a plus.

Send resume, references, and portfolio examples as a PDF attachment to employ@ovsla.com.

Please include Entry Level Landscape Architect in the subject line. No phone calls, please.